National Geographic Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness (Paperback)

The Veterinarian's Approach to At-Home Animal Care

By Gary Weitzman

National Geographic, 9781426219658, 400pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2019

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In National Geographic's comprehensive and easy-to-use illustrated pet reference, a renowned veterinarian offers expert advice on common health, behavior, and training for cats, dogs, and other domestic pets. 

Combining first aid, medical reference, and tips and tricks of the trade, here is your go-to-guide for at-home animal care, focusing on dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and more! Building on more than two decades of veterinary experience, Dr. Gary Weitzman covers topics including upset stomachs, house training, physical ailments and behavior tips. The president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and former co-host of the weekly NPR show The Animal House, “Dr. Gary” brings a wealth of experience to essential veterinary questions, revealing basic first-aid techniques, when a trip to the vet is necessary, dietary recommendations, simple training techniques, necessary supplies, essential behavior cues, and much more.

About the Author

GARY WEITZMAN, DVM, MPH, CAWA, joined the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA in May 2012. He is a licensed veterinarian and an accomplished animal welfare professional with more than 25 years of experience.
Weitzman is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA), and presently serves on the boards of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA) and Mama’s Kitchen in San Diego. He serves on the Hill's Science Diet Shelter Advisory Board and chairs the Best Practices Committee of the National Federation of Humane Societies.
Weitzman has published one book for children, Everything Dogs (National Geographic), and two other books for pet owners, How to Speak Dog (National Geographic) and How to Speak Cat (National Geographic).